July has been a busy and satisfying month with the People at Work Show exhibiting at Panza Gallery. There was a well attended opening three weeks ago and now tomorrow (Saturday 7/28) the closing reception is at six.
Early Wednesday morning, my good friend Vincie texted me this photo she took when she opened her morning paper. What a happy way to start my day. It just felt great! Mary Thomas wrote a nice article (with four color photos) about the People at Work Show in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
V sent me the online version when it became available (link below )
Later in the day, I received another text from From Vincie. Her cousin Paula had texted her the photo below saying “Great article about Ruth in the Post-Gazette today”
Very thoughtful of them both. Thanks Vincie and Paula.
It’s been a nice feeling to have good friends and family who cheer me on and encourage me.
Aphrodite at Ritter’s Diner came to see her People at Work portrait. Her photo was in the newspaper, too.
This is a good time to thank Panza Gallery Owner Mark Panza who (2 years ago) invited me to show my People at Work series and who hung the show beautifully.
Also thanks to his wonderful daughter, Jennifer Panza, whose generous help was essential in making the show a success. And a grateful nod to her fiancé J for getting the beer and ice.
(Mark Panza on left, photo taken by my son Mark)
Thanks to artist Carol Skinger, fellow member of Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild, who tutored me about publicity for the People at Work Show.
And special thanks to Tom Underiner of Pixel River Images for making me shine by printing my work expertly, using the archival pigment on the Hahnenmuhle rag paper.
Bernie Pintar was the official greeter and encouraged gallery goers to sign the guest book.
Uncle Frank gets a lot of satisfaction from restoring vintage cars,
He is a grand master of restoration.
He was showing Michael and Jack how the car lowered down
Here is Uncle Frank with his latest acquisition- 1963 Chevy
You’ve seen this one before on the blog
See his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria
And his 1933 Plymouth
Popsicles from Uncle Franks for the cousins who visited Archie’s Garage this afternoon.
Parked in front of Breadline Cafe
Aunt Linda and Aunt Marlene are in production, baking for their niece’s wedding this Saturday. But that will be a separate post.
I took the alphabet message and shape cookie cutters up to West Mifflin Monday night. (They still had the Laura and James names in place inside the heart shape- sweet memories)
Uncle Frank and Uncle Donald (Mark’s FIL) went upstreet to the West Mifflin Social Club where Uncle Frank was showing his two spectacular vehicles along with some other car aficionados.
You may have seen Uncle Frank and Aunt Linda when he went to pick up the bride for a wedding post
And while we were there I met Dave who photographs cars and prints the images on T -shirts and who does Aerial Photography with his JDI helicopter-like drone camera system. WOW. You can’t go higher than 400 feet and you have to take it slow.
Looks like a UFO to me
Back to earth and then to the van to print
What a setup Dave had in his van
WOW, it is amazing.
Dave explains his display of a big show. Tonight’s show was small cause people were worried it might rain.
Music supplied by the host’s sound system
Pin-up girl on the antennae detail
Check out that wooden truck bed More than 2500 people looked at it in March.
Found a really interesting article on Drone Photography at National Geographic So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?
Do you remember seeing Uncle Frank’s Chevrolet (1953) when he was just putting the engine in?
Here’s what it looks like now after all the work (love) he has put into it! Shot from the passenger window- the interior.